Are we developing self-regulated learners in grade 8 mathematics classrooms : a case study conducted at a high school in KwaZulu-Natal.
The aim of the study was to investigate whether self-regulated learners are developed in Grade 8 mathematics classrooms. The research was conducted at Khula High School, which is situated at Magabheni, near Umkomaas in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Qualitative research approach was adopted for the study. Data was collected through the observation of one Grade 8 mathematics class. A total of eight mathematics lessons were observed and a semi-structured interview was conducted with the mathematics teacher. The findings of the study reveal that the educator did try to develop self-regulated learners through the use of teaching strategies that match the requirements of Outcomes Based Education.